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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1964)

The life of Abraham Lincoln is traced from the 1830s when he was a struggling backwoods lawyer to winning the Presidency in 1860.

Director:

George Schaefer
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jason Robards ... Abraham Lincoln
Kate Reid ... Mary Todd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Bittner Jack Bittner ... Stephen Douglas
Burt Brinckerhoff Burt Brinckerhoff ... William Herndon
James Broderick ... Joshua Speed
James Congdon James Congdon ... Jack
Staats Cotsworth Staats Cotsworth ... Crimm
Toni Darnay Toni Darnay ... Aggie Gale
Harry Ellerbe ... Harrick
Donald Gantry Donald Gantry ... Jasp
William Hansen William Hansen ... Mentor Graham
Joan Hotchkis ... Elizabeth Edwards
Mark Kearney Mark Kearney ... Tad Lincoln
Nan McFarland Nan McFarland ... Nancy Green
Casey Peters Casey Peters ... Willie Lincoln
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Storyline

Before becoming one of America's greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln had a long career as a businessman, lawyer, government official and elected representative for the state of Illinois. This film looks at the rise of this self-educated statesman, including his famous series of public debates over slavery with rival Stephen Douglas. A glimpse is also shown of some of the more personal aspects of his Lincoln's life, including the early romance and heartbreak he experienced with Ann Rutledge, and his later marriage to Mary Todd. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Abe Lincoln in Illinois (#13.4) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "Abe Lincoln in Illinois " by Robert E. Sherwood opened on October 15, 1938 at the Plymouth Theater, ran for 472 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1939. See more »

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Version of Lux Video Theatre: Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1951) See more »

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